Guaranteed Rate to Buy a Meal for Every Chicago Police Officer and Firefighter
Show of gratitude will feed more than 16,000 first responders
August 30, 2021 (CHICAGO) – Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, today announces that throughout the week beginning Sept. 1 it will be buying a meal for every single police officer and firefighter in its hometown of Chicago.
“We know that our police officers’ and firefighters’ jobs are incredibly difficult and dangerous,” said Guaranteed Rate President and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “We just wanted to say thank you and express our appreciation for their service.”
Guaranteed Rate will provide meals to more than 16,000 first responders across all of Chicago’s 22 police precincts and 98 firehouses. The delivery efforts are being coordinated in partnership with the Chicago Police Foundation and will feature food from local restaurants across the city.
"The support we are seeing from members of the Chicago community means everything to us," said Superintendent David O. Brown. "We thank Guaranteed Rate for making sure every single officer knows they are appreciated."
“The size and scope of this effort is really impressive,” says First Deputy Fire Commissioner Mary Sheridan. “To be able to get a free meal to every firefighter at every firehouse is amazing and will be truly appreciated.”
The program officially kicks off tomorrow, Aug. 31 at 3:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Headquarters Building, 3510 South Michigan Ave., and will feature Chicago Police Superintendent Brown, Chicago Police Foundation Board Chairman Rick Simon, Chicago Fire Department First Deputy Commissioner Sheridan and Guaranteed Rate CEO Victor Ciardelli.
For more information, please contact: [email protected]; Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief/Special Events Liaison Francisco Velez at [email protected]; or Office of Community Policing Director Glen Brooks at [email protected].
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. In 2017, the company launched Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
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